Solidarity with the People of Tigray!

These are photos from our spontaneous action today outside the Consulate General of Ethiopia in Los Angeles, to protest war crimes and crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the Ethiopian and Eritrean militaries in the state of Tigray. We took this action in coordination with the Horn Anarchists’ call for a week of action against Starbucks and the Ethiopian State. Thanks to comrades from News and Letters and others.

Below, please find the text of our flyer and some links.

Six months ago, Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy—the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize—sent federal troops into the state of Tigray for counter-insurgency operations. Since then, occupying Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers have brutalized the Tigrayan people.

  • On November 28-29, 2020, Eritrean and Ethiopian forces murdered hundreds of Tigrayans in the holy city of Axum, in an atrocity known as the “Axum massacre.”
  • Tens of thousands more have been killed.
  • There are hundreds of thousands of refugees.
  • Rape and starvation are being used as weapons of war.
  • The UN is concerned for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

We call on PM Abiy to immediately withdraw federal troops from Tigray, and for Eritrea also to withdraw.

Considering the importance of coffee exports to the Ethiopian economy, we demand that Starbucks cease the purchase of Ethiopian coffee while the military occupation of Tigray continues.

#TigrayCantWait!

End #WeaponizedHunger!

End #WeaponizedRape!

Aid workers #NotATarget!

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